These two were supposed to get married yesterday. And while it feels awkward being home and not being with them, they will say “I Do,” soon! At the end of all of this, they will be married; it will be a perfect day; they will have memories of a lifetime. Big hugs to Clay and Caitlin! Cannot wait to document your vows soon!!
Have you ever felt that feeling of unraveling? Where nothing you set out to do seems enough? Or when the to-do list is so extensive you feel like not a single item can be checked off the list? Where you sort of start questioning the core of your priorities and value? Like when you lay up in bed thinking about things out of your control so you press into things within your control like: why am I not a more patient and present mom? Why haven’t I been running every day of quarantine? Duh. Of course I should have been running every day of quarantine. *makes mental note to remind phone to remind me to run.* Am I the only one who does this? Who feels this way sometimes? @katelemosbrown from our insightful, rad business meeting of local professionals so wisely said that we would do better in handling this time if we could name this traumatic time trauma. I think she’s right. This virus, the news lately... it all seems so incredibly gut wrenching and out of our control. But if we look for the helpers we’ll find them. If we look to be a helper, we will be. If we choose to see hope in the midst of crisis, we’ll find it. And, if we run a couple miles in the in between, maybe not every day, that wouldn’t be so bad right?
Yesterday I was on a boat. But yesterday last year, I was at one of the most fun parties and celebrations ever! I first met Alyssa on a beautiful summer night, at one of my favorite hang out spots, sipping a glass of red wine, and admiring the fly blue bike with a basket she pulled up with. I had a feeling they were my perfect JVP couple right then and there. But then when many an engagement email involved as much input from Patrick (spoiler alert: my heart has such a soft spot for super involved grooms!), and the two brought their “formal, their casual, and of course their tandem bike looks,” then I doubly knew (see what I did there?), this couple was special. Even more special than their rad bicycles was the way their hearts literally breathed a sigh of goodness each time they looked at one another. So blessed to have captured their wedding story last year on this date yesterday. ;) happy first anniversary Patrick and Alyssa!!
Printed photos are so important. My mom has always told me I looked like her mother. My grandma passed away when I was younger and we didn’t grow up with many photos of her. My uncle recently passed away and my mom found a box of photos at her old house. My grandma is on the far right. What do you think? Are we look alikes? My grandma loved painting and sewing and knitting and reading and teaching and standing close to justice and convictions, and parties and good wine and Jeopardy and making pies from scratch and hollering at her kids. I like to think we would have been friends. It’s fun knowing our interests were similar and it’s even more fun knowing now that our faces were similar. #printthephotos